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Thursday, February 9, 2012

One Million Moms. Kindly STFU.

I'm sure we've all heard of the One Million Moms group.  Frankly, I've heard enough. Too much!  It still astounds me that in this day and age when we have teens committing suicide because of people bullying them because they're gay - THIS 'group' touts proudly and bullies the LOUDEST against gays and those who support them.  

I want to take every teen who is not on stable ground and hoist them up on my shoulders to stabilize them. I want to fight and fend off bullies and radical conservative Christians that spew hatred from their snouts.  I want to keep them out of harms way and let them down when AND ONLY WHEN they feel safe.  

That's what I want to do.  That's what I wished I could do. I want to be their big mama pushing them behind me and wag my big finger at people like OMM.  But I am but one woman. One mother. One person.  But here, on my blog, I feel I can reach more people that are like-minded and they go on to spread the word. 

Be a do-er. Write. Scream. Yell. Complain!  All in the name of love.  

Now....onto the post at hand. 

From what I can gather by their website, OMM orders their followers to call and write television shows, corporations and stores.  For what? Let's see, one was for Febreeze to pull their commercial and take out the words "Oh my God!"  Another was for Oreos having a mom say, "Shut the front door!" because it's too close to STFU. Dancing With the Stars because (heaven forbid) a transgender dance on television. Then there was Ben & Jerry's Schweaty Balls ice cream flavor.  Oh, and then there's Nick Teen show Degrassi. OMM wanted Target to pull their ads during that show. You know, where there are gay teens. And since truth is stranger than fiction, because I can't make this sh*t up,  here is a quote from OMM site on this matter "They are openly recruiting teens and children to become 'gay' on a program that also promotes the transgender and homosexual lifestyle."

Basically their group purpose is (via their website) :   "Our goal is to stop the exploitation of our children, especially by the entertainment media (TV, music, movies, etc.). Mom, OneMillionMoms.com is the most powerful tool you have to stand against the immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children. It is time to fight back!"

Now, let's dissect that, shall we? 

Stopping the exploitation of our children.  Sounds wonderful.  The exploitation of a child is defined as sexual abuse, child pornography, kidnapping and selling a child into prostitution.  That's a wonderful purpose for a group to have.  If only OMM actually used their Christian powers for good. However, they don't and they send their minions to attack stores, television shows etc that are open, loving and accepting of all people. How many OMM's shop at Target, I wonder? LOL

To stand against the immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children.  That's just heroic.  But let's look at each of those words. Shall we?

Immorality - Moral is 'good and right'. So immoral would be the exact opposite. Bad and wrong. But in the Bible immorality is Wickedness; Wrongdoing. Lewdness; Lack of Chastity. Unchastity (impurity through sexual intercourse with someone who you are not married to).

Now this is where OMM comes in. Although many 'laws' of the Bible are not followed by Christians today (both old and new testaments have laws that aren't followed...thank you commenter). I mean, we don't stone women and children. We don't own slaves. We wear cloths of different kinds. We eat pork and work on Sunday.  That's just to name a few.  The impurity through sex with one's spouse also isn't followed as it's not seen as a good thing for husbands to rape their wives, the way it's written in the Bible.   Women are allowed to work in the same space with men while they're on their periods. 

There are literally hundreds of laws in the Bible that are ignored today.  To help the commenter that claimed I was only using OLD Testament....I'll revamp by using NEW Testament laws. There are 1050 of them. They include - idols, fornication, strangling meats and move to profane babblings, arguments about the law. Let's stop there...arguments about the law. God's law is not to be argued about.  

Titus 3:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

__But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.

By simply correcting me or telling me I'm wrong regarding anything the bible laws say....is against the biblical law. Bam. I win. 

The bible also has laws that command to 'be perfect',  'be sober',  'be chaste',  'be baptized', 'be gentle to all people'. I know so many 'Christians' who refuse to follow the law. 

And a very small list to believe only....



Christians pick and choose what to follow.  Get where I'm going?

Violence - We know that is harsh. Especially against a child. Violence towards a child is not only uncalled for but illegal. Kudos to OMM for wanting to stop violence towards children!

Vulgarity  and ProfanityCrudely indecent. Deficient in taste, delicacy, or refinement. Uncouth. Sometimes offensive, often used with sexual innuendo's. No one should be vulgar around a child.  Vulgar words include cunt, fuck, suck a dick, meat flap.  You get my drift.  No one wants that inappropriateness around their child.  Bravo, OMM.

Now, with that done, let's take a look at the vulgar, profane, immoral people and companies OMM goes after, shall we?

JCPennys - For hiring an openly gay person as a spokesperson. That openly gay person is Ellen Degeneres.  Now, I don't know about you, but violent, vulgar, immoral or anything close to that..especially towards children...says NOTHING about Ellen.  It has nothing to do with any of that. It's because she's gay.  That's hatred and bully mentality stupidness,. Period.   I can't say for sure, but I think that when Ellen's promos for JCPenny's comes out, she will not recruit children for her lesbian army through the sale of clothing.  It's just a hunch.




Ellen spoke about this on her show this week. And while I love Ellen, she's too kind. I would not have been able to get through this without many many profanities. I love Ellen. I have for years. She's beautiful and hilarious and tasteful and polite and so giving.  I think the book 'The Giving Tree' was written for her.  For someone who gives so much it is a shame that this bully group OMM has nothing better to do than bash her and JCPenny's.  

*After Ellen's show aired, One Million Mom's Facebook went offline.  Why? Because they were getting SLAMMED by supporters of the LGBT community and comments saying they will NOW shop or shop MORE at JCPenny's.  They came back online last night with a status update stating that they had to go offline to 'clean' up spam and negative comments.  Obviously they don't realize what spam is because people commenting their support and love of the LGBT community is not spam. Sending the same message to a million email address IS spam.  Dumbasses.

* OMM have over ten thousand comments on that post, and a little over only 500 'Likes' on that post.  The majority of the some ten thousand comments are all in support of LGBT community and JCPenny's.



Macy's  -  For having a two groom ad.  Now, I have to stop for a moment.  Before I saw the ad, I said to myself, "So? What's the big deal?"  When I saw the ad I literally LAUGHED OUT LOUD at the LUDICROUSNESS of OMM to send hate to Macy's for this. I mean, the purpose of OMM is to stop all the crudeness THROWN IN OUR CHILDREN'S FACES. Yes?  someone please tell me how this is an in your face ad.  I commend Macy's for their support of LGBT community. But for their support, even in this small way, OMM had them in their cross hairs. 


See if you can find the vulgar, immoral, in your face profane image
that Macy's is polluting your children with.

I mean, the nerve.  Millions of children are scarred for life
while they fingered through the pages
of their Macy's catalog.  Because we all know
children just love this catalog. 

Can't see it?

Look on top of the wedding cake stuffed in 
the trunk of the car.

There's two grooms.  

The gall.


Modern Family - This is a television show that shoves the vulgar images of a gay couple who adopted an Asian daughter. The grossness of their love for family and friends and the acceptance of their families in a comedic manner is just detrimental to any child. OMM begs it's hateful followers to harrass the commercial supporters of the show to pull out. Look at the photo below, if you can. I know it's very crude and horribly offensive. 



Target - OMM says Target should be ashamed of themselves. They were one of the main advertisers during a Teen Nick episode of Degrassi where one of their characters comes out gay.  For shame, Target. How dare you support the coming out of teens. You should instead support OMM in their fight to beat the crap out of a child's esteem and spirit and pray for them to be healed of their gay. Oh, and OMM believes that Degrassi is (and I quote) "They are openly recruiting teens and children to become 'gay' on a program that also promotes the transgender and homosexual lifestyle."


I literally could go on. But the bile forming in my stomach from having to read and report this crap is about to be spewed on my keyboard.

Now, I call on ALL of you who are reading this! 

Go HERE and flood their website with what YOU think of OMM.  Go HERE and show your support for LGBT on their Facebook page.  

I urge all of you to do this.  If OMM can openly bully people that are different, we can let them know we will NOT stand for it.

By the way, I've requested a roster of their 'one million' moms.  They have yet to respond.  

For a group to say they are Christian, it's a slap in the face to real Christians. 


13 comments:

Steph said...

this is a great post.. I have a blog myself, http://myveryownaccountabilibuddy.blogspot.com/, and while its not directed at this topic, I'm FOR SURE going to mention this as well. You did a great job writing this!

MommieDawn said...

Thanks so much, Steph!

Lauren said...

great, great, GREAT post! not much offends me...but OMM kind of does. I pray for the children they raise.

DebGrange said...

Absolutely LOVE it!! I will definitely be sharing this! =)

mommyvlogger said...

I couldn't agree more. I actually made a video blog about that just yesterday. It is called "Christ's love for GLBT". A great book I have been reading on this topic is called, "love is an orientation," by Andrew Marin. I would highly recommend it! Thank you for this blog.

L.Poff said...

Wow I hope I don't end up in their cross-hairs because I have books with gay teen characters in the library!! Is this the only topic they ever go after or just their "crusade du jour"? I have said it once if not a million times, you can't outgrow stupid.

Anonymous said...

Although I disagree with your post, I do understand your point of view. I would just like to correct you on one point (not your main point, I know). It is when you wrote, '...many laws of the Bible are not followed by Christians today'. Please note, that all the laws you were speaking of refer to the Old Convenant Laws of the Jewish people. With Christ, a new Covenant was established and the old laws were done away with. The laws that are found in the New Testament, and that 'Christians' are supposed to follow are very different. But, it's true, the New Testament speaks of sexual immorality which includes homosexuality. But not stoning, wearing clothes of different kinds, being impure while menstruating etc. These are all old Jewish laws. I felt the need to clarify this because we 'Christians' certainly do not pick and choose what we want to follow. P.S. When asked what was the greatest commandment, Jesus answered, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And love your neighbour as yourself'. Ahh... now that I will agree with! If only Christians would truly love their neighbours as themselves, this world would be a better place!

MommieDawn said...

Dear Anonymous,

I knew it was only a matter of time after I enabled anonymous comments, that one would bite.

I welcome anyone to correct me when I am technically wrong about something. However, you stand corrected. I'd also like to remind you that I'm speaking in this post about radical conservative Christians, as there is literally a plethora of flavors of Christians.

The stoning etc, has never been argued in this post that they are in the New Testament. With radicals like OMM, AFA, Westboro, etc, touting about how God hates gays, I reserve the right to argue their point. I've blogged on all of this before, but you're new here so I'll take the time for you.

I am aware of the New and the Old Testaments, the revised versions, Greek, Jewish and so on. So many Christians try to rationalize this but it is clear that a true follower of Jesus can neither divorce someone nor marry someone who is divorced. There is an exception to the rule, however. If spouse commits adultery, divorce is permissible. On the same token, the Bible also says that anyone who obtains a divorce and marries another is in adulterer. Remember that 80% of this country is Christian yet we have a 50% divorce rate. A majority of divorces are a result of irreconcilable differences, not adultery, which implies that Christians are again practicing selective morality.

Hell, Hitler was a Christian. So when you say 'Christians', realize that technically you need to say Christians like you or just you. Unless you want to be in the same boat as Hitler. There ARE Christians who pick and choose verse to prove a point. Period. There is no argument. It happens every single day.

Strictly speaking, the New Testament says nothing at all about homosexuality.
There is not a single Greek word or phrase in the entire New Testament that should be translated into English as “homosexual” or “homosexuality.” In fact, the very notion of “homosexuality”—like that of “heterosexuality,” “bisexuality,” and even “sexual orientation”—is essentially a modern concept that would simply have been unintelligible to the New Testament writers. The word “homosexuality” came into use only in the latter part of the nineteenth century, and, as New Testament scholar Victor Paul Furnish notes, it and related terms “presume an understanding of human sexuality that was possible only with the advent of modern psychological and sociological analysis.” In other words, “The ancient writers . . . were operating without the vaguest conception of what we have learned to call ‘sexual orientation’.

MommieDawn said...

...continued


At most, there are only three passages in the entire New Testament that refer to what we today would call homosexual activity.
None of the four gospels mentions the subject. This means that, so far as we know, Jesus never spoke about homosexuality, and we simply have no way of determining what his attitude toward it might have been. Moreover, there is nothing about homosexuality in the Book of Acts, in Hebrews, in Revelation, or in the letters attributed to James, Peter, John, and Jude. Further, homosexuality is not mentioned in ten of the thirteen letters attributed to Paul. It is only in Romans 1:26–27, 1 Corinthians 6:9–10, and 1 Timothy 1:8–11 that there may be references to homosexuality.

Two of the three passages that possibly refer to homosexuality are simply more-or-less miscellaneous catalogues of behaviors that are regarded as unacceptable, with no particular emphasis placed on any individual item in the list.
1 Corinthians 6:9–10 says that certain types of people “will not inherit the kingdom of God.” The list of such people begins with fornicators, idolaters, and adulterers, and it ends with thieves, the greedy, drunkards, revilers, and robbers. Near the middle—between adulterers and thieves—are the two Greek words translated in the New Revised Standard Version as “male prostitutes” (that is, homosexual male prostitutes) and “sodomites.” But no special emphasis is placed on these people; they are simply listed along with the others. Similarly, 1 Timothy 1:8–11 says that the law was given not for good people but for bad people, and it then provides a list, giving representative examples of who these “bad people” might be. Included in the list—this time near the end but again without any special emphasis—is the Greek word translated in the New Revised Standard Version as “sodomites.” In both texts, such people are mentioned simply in passing, in more-or-less miscellaneous catalogues of unacceptable behaviors, but with no special emphasis or attention called to them.

Malakoi means simply “soft,” perhaps “effeminate,” and it might or might not refer to homosexuality. And arsenokoitai might or might not refer explicitly to homosexuality. Therefore, we cannot be certain that First Corinthians 6:9–10 refers to homosexuality at all. The same is true of First Timothy 1:8–11, which has the word arsenokoitai but not the word malakoi. It might not refer to homosexuality either.

MommieDawn said...

....continued


Even if 1 Corinthians 6:9–10 and 1 Timothy 1:8–11 do refer to homosexuality, what they likely have in mind is not homosexuality per se but rather one particular form of homosexuality that was regarded as especially exploitive and degrading. Some scholars have suggested that malakoi designates attractive young men, or boys, whose sexual services were either purchased or coerced by older men, and that arsenokoitai designates these older men who thus “used” or exploited the younger men. According to this interpretation, malakoi and arsenokoitai do refer to male homosexuality, but the objection is not necessarily to male homosexual activity per se, but rather to the prostitution, coercion, and/or exploitation that typically accompanied one particular type of male homosexuality.

The one passage in the New Testament that almost certainly does refer to homosexuality is based on some highly debatable presuppositions about its nature and causes.
The passage in question is Romans 1:26–27. Earlier in this chapter, the author is talking about idolatry, the worship of false gods. Then, beginning in verse 24, he talks about the results of idolatry. Verses 24 and 25 identify the results of idolatry as lust, impurity, and the degrading of one’s body. Then, verses 26 and 27 spell out in more detail the nature of this lust, impurity, and bodily degradation.

Following verses 26 and 27, the remainder of the chapter lists some of the other results of idolatry, and the list is rather similar to the catalogues in 1 Corinthians 6:9–10 and 1 Timothy 1:8–11. In other words, homosexuality is but one among other types of unacceptable behaviors.
What must be emphasized, then, is that the passage, taken as a whole, is not about homosexuality. It is about idolatry. The only reason it mentions homosexuality at all is because the author assumes that it is a result of willful idolatry. Knowing full well that there is one true God, people nevertheless freely choose to worship false gods. As punishment for this idolatry, God “gives them up” to homosexual activity. Thus, in a sense, homosexuality is not so much a sin as it is a punishment for sin. This should mean, however, that no monotheist would ever take part in homosexual activity—no practicing Jew or Christian or Muslim. Only worshippers of false gods would engage in such activity. This was a fairly common assumption within first-century Judaism, and it is one of the dubious presuppositions that underlie Romans 1:26–27. Clearly, however, it is not consistent with what we can observe in the world around us.

With all that said, technically, I am not wrong. And before it is even brought up (because it's my experience with this subject matter) I am not Christian. Nor am I an Atheist. There is a happy medium that involves respect.

" If only Christians would truly love their neighbours as themselves, this world would be a better place!" I disagree. If only PEOPLE would RESPECT those around them, THAT would be a wonderful place.

MommieDawn said...

**Correction - stoning argument comment...typo...OLD Testament.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous I like how "gently put" your comment was. It wad very respectful for someone who did not agree with the original comment. MommieDawn I agree with what you wrote but there is a lot of anger and negativity behind your opening comments to anonymous (e.g., only a matter of time before someone bites, I'll repeat myself again because you are new...). Your forceful energy reminds me of OMM...

MommieDawn said...

Hey Anonymous,

I'm not sure if you can see at the top of the page there who's blog this is. But it's mine, in case there is any confusion. I make no apologies nor do I 'gently put' anything. So, you too, must be new.

Anger? Negativity? Whatever...it's called proof, assertiveness and no bullshit. As forceful as the OMM? Ok. And? I'm not telling anyone here to bully someone out of hate, only support out of love.

I'm sorry you felt the need to state the obvious, that's as close to an apology you'll get.